Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Varun Dhawan, whose latest release "Main Tera Hero" has won him a lot of praise, finds comparisons unfair with comedy star Govinda. "I am still new to the industry but I try to make people laugh in my own way," Varun said here in an interview. In "Main Tera Hero", directed by his father David Dhawan, Varun plays a flirtiuous and comic character named Seenu. The film also features Nargis Fakhri and Ileana D'Cruz. More »I try to make people laugh in my way: Varun Dhawan
By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ballet-inspired group fitness classes have leapt beyond the traditional wall-mounted barre to include tools like bungee cords and swishy balls for a full-body workout, according to fitness experts. The classes, often paired with Pilates, aim to channel the inner ballerina, even in non-dancers. BungeeBallet, created by former New York City Ballet dancer Rachel Piskin, is a group class at ChaiseFitness studio in New York City that puts a fitness spin on ballet moves. Instead of the traditional ballet barre, the 45-minute class relies on an overhead bungee system that Piskin said sculpts the arms and challenges the core of her mostly female clientele. More »Ballet-inspired fitness classes tap the inner ballerina
American pop stars Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake can go ahead with shows in Finland despite U.S. sanctions against the Helsinki venue's Russian owners, the concerts' promoter said on Monday. The concerts were at risk last week as the Hartwall Arena venue is owned by Gennady Timchenko and Boris and Arkady Rotenberg, all of whom feature in a list of visa bans and asset freezes imposed by the United States following Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. Timberlake has a sold-out Helsinki concert scheduled in May, while Cyrus is due to perform at the arena, which is Finland's biggest entertainment venue, in June. More »Timberlake, Cyrus gigs in Finland avoid U.S. sanctions snag
By Claire Milhench LONDON (Reuters) - Boston-born Eileen Rose has a string of Americana albums under her belt, but her new record "Be Many Gone" has a more classic country feel, inspired by years of honing her craft in Nashville's honky-tonks with her side-project band, The Silver Threads. "Nashville is just screaming hot right now," Rose said, speaking to Reuters on the phone from country music's spiritual home. "Everything's booming - it's on all the top 10 lists of the hottest cities in the U.S." Nashville's profile has been raised by the TV show of the same name and country music is enjoying a revival, but Rose is careful to draw a distinction between the poppier country getting mainstream radio play and classic country music. More »A Minute With: Singer/songwriter Eileen Rose on Nashville's revival
After the thumping success of their scorching chemistry in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mammoth 2013 hit Goliyon Ki Raas Leela- Ramleela, the Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone pairing was obviously going to be the next big thing in Bollywood. The casting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, incidentally, has also been the talk of the town for quite some time now. What with Bhansali planning to release his ambitious directorial on the same day as arch rival Karan Johar’s Shuddhi, speculation regarding the casting for both films has been at its zenith. Ranveer Singh, who was being considered to star in both big projects, made his choice clear by picking his mentor Bhansali, over Johar. More »Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone Are The New Bajirao-Mastani!
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon have re-listed their mansion in Bel Air for 12.995 million dollars. More »Mariah Carey puts Bel Air home on sale again for over $12 million
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, who recently unveiled Nasreen Munni Kabir's book "Conversations with Waheeda Rehman", says she is "not okay" if a film is made on her life. The 76-year-old has featured in several Bollywood classics like "Solvaa Saal", "Pyasa", "Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam", "Bees Saal Baad' and "Guide", and she has regaled audiences with her graceful dancing skills over the years. Biopics are a new trend in the Hindi film industry. So, asked if she would be fine with a film on her journey, she told IANS: "I am (over) 75. More »Waheeda Rehman 'not okay' with making film on her life
The scoop of B’town today is how newcomer Alia Bhatt is besotted by none other than hunky superstar Ranbir Kapoor! The bubbly and adorable Alia made her fondness for the 30 year-old actor known on the infamous couch, on filmmaker and mentor Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee With Karan. Alia was unapologetic in her approach, and was more than willing to admit she has a serious crush on Rockstar Ranbir. On the witty and controversial chat show, Karan tried his best to extract information about his two guests- lovely leading ladies Parineeti Chopra and his own protege Alia Bhatt. In the news-making Koffee Quiz round, when asked who she would like to marry, Alia said unabashedly, and without hesitation: “Ranbir Kapoor” Alia was also not shy to admit she has a huge crush on the actor, and even recalled her very first interaction with him. More »Alia Bhatt’s Not So Secret Crush On Ranbir Kapoor Revealed!
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Rapper-composer Yo Yo Honey Singh, who is making his acting debut with the film "The Xpose", says he has a small negative role in the movie and that he has tried to copy legendary actor Pran in it. Honey Singh says acting is the toughest of all performing arts. Anant Mahadevan is a senior actor and filmmaker and Himesh (Reshammiya) asked me if I would do a small role and I said yes," Honey Singh said. More »Honey Singh tries to emulate Pran in 'The Xpose'
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Touted as the first Telugu anthology film, Praveen Sataru-directed "Chandamama Kathalu" will hit the screens worldwide April 25. The film has been locked for April 25 and it will release," Chanakya Bhooneti, the film's producer, told IANS. Featuring an ensemble cast of Lakshmi Manchu, Aamani, Naresh, Krishnudu and Chaitanya Krishna, the film has been titled after the children's book of the same name. "I grew up listening to Chandamama Kathalu. More »Telugu anthology film 'Chandamama Kathalu' to release April 25
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, who has been working on a war sequence for the last few months for an upcoming Telugu period-drama, has successfully finished shooting for it. It was a heavy schedule and I have to thank all those who helped me complete it - from the boys in the gym to those who were toiling in the sun from morning to evening," Rajamouli told IANS. Team "Baahubali" completed the schedule in Visakhapatnam and is expected to start working on the next schedule soon. More »Rajamouli completes shooting war sequence for 'Baahubali'
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor flew down from Dubai to be in Chandigarh to campaign for his close friend Anupam Kher's wife Kirron Kher, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election on a BJP ticket. Anil, who was in Dubai for the shooting of "Welcome Back", flew in to Chandigarh Sunday to be by his friend's side, leaving Anupam overwhelmed. On Sunday, when the crew took a day off, Anil decided to take the opportunity to be with Kirron in Chandigarh. He flew to Delhi and then drove to Chandigarh. More »Anil Kapoor comes from Dubai to Chandigarh for Kirron
London, Apr.7 (ANI): Miley Cyrus recently paid a tribute to her late dog Floyd by crooning a song to a gigantic inflatable blow-up of her pet on stage. More »Miley Cyrus pays emotional tribute to late dog Floyd
Washington, Apr.7 (ANI): Blake Shelton recently dissed Britney Spears at ACM Awards talking about singer's performance skills. More »Blake Shelton takes dig at Britney Spears at ACM Awards
London, Apr.7 (ANI): Vanessa Hudgens recently praised Selena Gomez during a Mobio INsider chat with fans. More »Vanessa Hudgens calls 'gypsy' Selena Gomez beautiful, loyal
London, Apr.7 (ANI): Kate Moss has revealed that she takes fashion advice only from her 11-year-old daughter Lila. More »Kate Moss' 11-year-old daughter is her only fashion adviser
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Keith Urban has revealed that the secret behind his success is his wife Nicole Kidman who does an amazing job of keeping the family together. More »Keith Urban credits 'amazing' Nicole Kidman for keeping family together
Washington, Apr.7 (ANI): Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were seen making fun of their real life relationship in an episode of 'Two and a Half Men.' The 'Friends with Benefits' star recently appeared in one of the episode of the comedy series where she played Vivian, a free-spirited world gypsy of sorts, who makes an immediate connection with Kutcher's character, Walden, CBS reported. The 30-year-old actress quips to Kutcher in the episode that she can hat bet that he only dates hot actresses to which Kutcher replies that he never dates an actress since they were all crazy. More »Kunis and Kutcher joke about real-life relationship in 'Two and a Half Men'
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Telugu spoof-comedy "Hrudaya Kaleyam", which was made on a budget of Rs.1.5 crore, has minted Rs.3.9 crore worldwide in its opening weekend. Following the film's theatrical success, its satellite rights have gone high. "Satellite rights of most new films are decided based on its theatrical success. Thanks to the theatrical success of 'Hrudaya Kaleyam', the makers are likely to sell the film's satellite rights at a fancy price. More »'Hrudaya Kaleyam' mints gold at the box office
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The "Ram-Leela" couple is back! Actress Deepika Padukone will play historical character Mastani with Ranveer Singh playing Bajirao Peshwa in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Bajirao Mastani". The casting of Ranveer and Deepika puts an end to months of speculation about who would play the role. Besides Ranveer, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn were the strongest contenders for Bajirao's role. More »Deepika-Ranveer in Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani'
REUTERS - Mickey Rooney's eight marriages cost him lots of money but they also provided him plenty of material for jokes. Here are some of his comments on marriage. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day." * "I have so many wives and children that I don't know which house to go to first on Christmas." * "I'm the only man in the world with a marriage license made out to whom it may concern." * "When I say, 'I do,' the justice of the peace replies, 'I know, I know.'" * "Pumping gas into another man's car." - Rooney's definition of alimony. * In a more serious mood, he once said: "Nobody's proud about having eight wives ... You're supposed to marry your childhood sweetheart and go off into the sunset ... saying, 'It's forever, darling.' It doesn't work out like that and every marriage and every divorce are like a five-car crash." (Compiled by Bill Trott; More »FACTBOX - Mickey Rooney on love and marriage
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Yesteryear screen goddess Waheeda Rehman marvels at the superior current filmmaking techniques and praises the "smart and focussed" young generation, but says that the present lot has "a shorter life" on the screen as compared to those of her time. Asked to draw a comparison between old timers and new age actors, Waheeda, the star of all time Bollywood classics like "Solvaa Saal", "Pyasa", "Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam", "Bees Saal Baad' and "Guide", said: "I can talk about myself. The present generation has got a much shorter (screen) life than what we had. More »Current generation focussed, but has shorter screen life: Waheeda Rehman
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Child artist Sara Arjun is the real star of upcoming Tamil family-drama "Saivam", says its director Vijay, who is completely in awe of the little girl's performance. She is the hero of 'Saivam'. I'm sure she's going to floor the audience with her performance," Vijay told IANS. "Saivam" is about the relationship between Sara and her pet fowl named Papa, and the events that unfold in her village following Papa's disappearance. More »Sara Arjun is real star of 'Saivam': Director Vijay